Newfront Insurance taps industry veteran for benefits practice

San Francisco-based Newfront Insurance has announced the appointment of David Juelfs as a principal and employee benefits producer.

Juelfs (pictured above) joins Newfront from Gallagher. He specializes in alternative funding strategies and developing wellbeing programs that improve the mental and physical health of employees and reduce medical costs. Employee benefits is a source of strength for Newfront, which the company said has experienced dramatic growth in the sector over the last 12 months.

“Benefits producers understand the importance of combining deep industry knowledge with transparency, innovation and operational excellence,” said Raphael Parker, chief growth officer at Newfront. “David has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to client satisfaction and driving industry innovation, making him a perfect fit for what we’re building at Newfront.”

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“There isn’t a firm in the industry more committed to bringing innovation to the employee benefits sector than Newfront,” Juelfs said. “I strive to provide my clients with the high-touch, personalized service I would want for my family and friends, and Newfront is the best platform to do that work.”

Juelfs will be based in the Los Angeles region and will service clients throughout the West Coast.